Sunday, June 27, 2010

A finish!

Sewing has been slow this month, at least when it comes to any big projects. I have finished this funny little wallquilt though. It says; "My house was clean last week. Sorry you missed it."

It is an Art to Heart-pattern by Nancy Halvorsen. Hm, it feels like the designer somehow know

Have fun sewing!

Siv Hege

PS. Don`t forget my thimble give away.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

A tiny little give away for the thimble collectors

Yesterday the whole family got in the cars and drove 100 km west, to Bjørneparken (the bearpark). The kids were exited to see bears and elks and other furry animals.

The keepers had just fed the bears with apples and vegetables when we arrived. Mummy bear had just found a juicy carrot, and decided to keep this treat to herself.

Here is one of the four cubs. He wasn`t at all interested in the people around the fence. The apples tasted way too good :)

This fella was patiently waiting for his lunch, not at all stressed by all the spectators.

This lady elk gave us a great pose, don`t you think? A true proffessional! Other animals in the park were deers, sheeps, ducks, rabbits, and porcupines. I didn`t get to see them all, as I by then was busy preparing for a tasty BBQ-meal.

I got souvernirs from the park, two thimbles! I know a lot of you collects thimbles, so I am putting both up for a give away. The rules of the give away is simple, leave a comment on my blog, and you get one ticket. Tell about my give away on your blog (remember to let me know), and you get another ticket. The give away last until midnight 1. July. And remember, I send all over the world.

Have fun sewing!

Siv Hege

Sunday, June 20, 2010


Yesterday I took my mom to Ikea. I don`t go there very often, but after making a very good buy, I might just go back soon ;)

This closet set me back 100 kroner, which is app. 16 US dollars. That is what I call a bargain! I will (of course) not keep any clothes in it, only fabrics, batting and so on.

A few weeks back I attended a class by Bente Tufte (no blogg). The technique was sewing on the line, the american way. I did attend a similar class with Hanne a while ago, so I was already familiar with the technique. However, there were so many lovely quiltladies attending the class, that I just had to join in. We had a great time! Today I finished the first block. Could it be any cuter??

Have fun sewing!

Siv Hege

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Searching for the china of my dreams

I recently visited a marked, where I found lovely pieces of an old English tea set. I have always dreamed of my own teaset, ever since I drank hot chocolat from my grandmas tea set as a little girl.

The cups and plates above are made by Johnson Bros, and the title on the plates is The friendly village.

This beautiful dessert bowl is called Happy England, also produced by Johnson Bros.

I found these lovely soucers in red and white at a flea marked a few years back. The back says Maisons Vista England. If I could only find the cups...

I would love to get more pieces of all above. Can you help me?

Have fun sewing!

Siv Hege

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Slow progress

Although I work on different projects almost every day, I still am a long way from finishing any of them. I find that I much rather want to start new ones. I have finished the stitchery for The Patchwork Village quilt by Rosie - at last!

The houses are so cute, I wish I could live in them!

One of the reasons my quilting is slow these days is that I am totally lost in the world of Jane Austen. I just finished reading Persuasion, and last weekend I stayed up late watching that same film, and the BBC version of Pride and Prejudice. I have ordered not one, but two films of Emma, and have ordered more books. My husband is glued to the TV due to the soccer world championship - and I hate football!! I have to suffer a whole month, before the torture is over.

My only consolation is the thrill I will feel when my hubby have to spend the following month watching ALL the Jane Austen films. Sweet revenge..LOL

Have fun sewing!!

Siv Hege